USA: White tailed deer positive for Sars-CoV-2 in New Jersey, New York, Minnesota, Pennsylvania

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Two free-ranging deer have tested positive for Sars-CoV-2 in New Jersey.  Deer in six other states, including New York and Pennsylvania, also tested positive. They were tested as part of an ongoing surveillance project, the NJDEP said

In a separate report, nine of 142 (6.3%) wild deer tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in a study by the University of Minnesota.

New Jersey report from the Dailyvoice.com

Minnesota report from the University of Minnesota

 

 

 

 

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